Elephants in The Room
These adorable ellies are the newest addition to our felt friends. We are in love with the small details like their curved trunks and braided tails. Make these felt elephants in different colors and give them as gifts or keep the cuteness all for yourself. How do you craft an elephant? One stitch at a time. We’ve listed out everything you need below to make this project so you don’t get stuck.
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- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Cloudy Day, Marble, Malachite, Misty Morning, and Blush
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Dark Shell Grey (451), Light Steel Grey (318), Very Dark Grey Green (924), Medium Grey Green (926), and Ultra Light Dusty Rose (963)
- 2 Black Beads or Safety Eyes (6mm)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Gather the tools and materials.
- Cut out the felt pieces according to the pattern.
- Sew the felt cheeks and bead eyes to both sides of the elephant.
- Sew down the trunk, and stuff with polyfil as you sew around the trunk.
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Hi, am I allowed to make and sell finished projects made from your SVG file?
Hi, Jelena! We have a licensing program for our crepe paper flowers and frosted paper flowers, but all of our other projects are for personal use only.
Just to let you know… the pdf material file and instructions are not the same as what is written above for the felt & floss. I think it needs to be updated. 🙂 Maybe I have the materials after all! LOL
Hi Sandra! This project is a few years old so the post has the most up-to-date information (linking to the felt & floss in our shop now that we carry it!) We’ll update the download asap 🙂
Hello from Cape Town, South Africa!
I’m so glad that I found your website and joined this community – I’m new to felt crafts and had so much fun creating this elephant!
Thank you for creating and sharing these beautiful projects, I’m hooked!
Kind Regards, Tessa.
Hi Tessa, so glad to have you as part of our community!
Hi, I am a real beginner… Instruction says sew part A and B for example for the trunk or any part really. In the video it goes so fast I can’t how it is sewed. I guess the sewing part that explain how to do each stitch is the most simple and is part of another beginner video ?
Hi Lilly! The whole project uses a blanket stitch (except for the blush cheeks) and the how-to is all found here: https://liagriffith.com/basic-embroidery-stitches/. Email us at email@example.com if you’re still having trouble!
Hi Lia, I was wondering what the right blade for the circuit maker was to cut felt.
The rotary blade works great with felt!
How can I purchase your product ? Would it be available in amazon ? Otherwise would it be shipped to India ? Cause I live in india…..I started watching all your videos and those were amazing and wonderful….so I thought I could purchase them……cause I can’t make such a beautiful crafts …..and thank you for all beautiful videos and posts …..and all the best ….. God bless you
Thank you for your compliment! However we only sell the templates and materials to make these projects, no finished products.
What are the dimensions for the elephant?
The elephants are about 6in x 4in 🙂
I purchased the felt listed on your supplies and I believe the colors do not match the picture of the felt elephants on your site. Rainstorm and blue spruce are much more green than they appear on the site, but I attribute it to differential of colors on laptop, phone and desktop, but the purple felts are way darker and the castle felt appears more brown (olive even) than gray. Maybe I am mistaken, but is it possible other felts were used for the purple elephant? I purchased some more sheets in hope of getting something more similar because it’s lovely, but wanted to make you aware in the event that they are listed incorrectly.
Hi Debbie, thank you so much for your comment. The original colors we used for the elephants were discontinued on Benzie’s site, so we chose the next best options. However we just updated the links to a new (to us) felt source with the same colors as the original project 🙂
Is it possible to just buy one project. I really want to make the flat elephants, but I can’t swing a monthly membership right now. Please let me know if it would be possible to just buy the elephant files. Thank you, Mary
Hi Mary, unfortunately we aren’t set up to sell single downloads. You can always pay for a monthly membership then cancel when you have downloaded the project(s) you want.
Thanks Lia for the answer. I will definitely give it a go for one month. I wasn’t sure if you could cancel at any time. Your work is fabulous. Mary
I love all these jungle animals! I am making them for my daughter’s new baby. I just need a lion and a zebra! Any chance those are coming up next? I thinking I can turn the unicorn into a zebra but the lion is a little harder to figure out.
How cute! We do plan to add to our felt animals but no solid plans for a zebra or lion yet. I’ll add it to the idea list!
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thank you for sharing this lovely elephant! it’s so cute and i cannot wait to try it.
Thanks so much 🙂
Hello. The PDF for the felt elephant pattern will not download.
Hi! I have checked the file on my end and everything appears to be working fine. Depending on your computer settings, it may be opening the PDF in a new browser window instead of downloading to your computer, so check your pop-up blocker?
I have the same problem. If comes to an error that says the link is not correct. I tryed it with different browsers and computers but its always the same 🙁
Could you please send a screenshot of the error you are receiving to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can better assist you 🙂